Perner-Insel, Hallein

About the venue

Perner-Insel, Hallein

“White Gold” (salt) was extracted for four thousand years near Hallein and this is what gave the region and the capital of the province its name. In 1989 the salt works were closed down. Various influential people involved in cultural life took the initiative to have the brine hall on the island in the middle of the River Salzach transformed into a theatre which is now used regularly by the Salzburg Festival. The conversion work in 1992 needed only an 80-day building period; six years later, new, more elaborate seating arrangements were installed as well as an interval area.

The hall is especially suitable for experimental theatre and concerts of contemporary music whereby the performance and audience areas can be adapted to the scenic concept of the production in question. In 1999 the marathon performances entitled Schlachten!, Luc Perceval’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s history plays, on the Perner Island achieved cult status.

How to get there

Adress & contact

Perner-Insel, Hallein
Pernerinsel, 5400 Hallein

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The foyers are opened to Festival visitors one hour before the beginning of each performance.

Tel.: +43 662 8045 0
info@salzburgerfestspiele.at

Public transport

Bus stop Heidebrücke
Lines 41, 160, 170

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FREE BUS SHUTTLE SERVICE
Departure in front of Reichenhaller Strasse 4
(Buses depart to Perner-Insel, Hallein, 1h before the performance begins and return directly after the performance.)

Parking

Parking place Perner-Insel
Perner-Insel, 5400 Hallein

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Opening hours: daily 0-24 h

You can purchase a parking ticket for 2€ in the courtyard. By purchasing your parking ticket there, you save yourself the way to the ticket machine and can immediately drive out the parking lot following the end of the performance.

Further information

How do I get to the Perner-Insel in Hallein?
On performance days, a free shuttle service from Salzburg to the Perner-Insel in Hallein and back is available for visitors. The bus leaves at the Reichenhaller Straße Number 4 one hour before the start of the performance. Tickets are available free of charge upon boarding the bus. The return bus leaves directly after the end of the performance. The bus departs from the frontyard of the Saline, in front of the Verdampferturm (former evapolation tower).

If you are driving, there is a fee-paying parking lot on the Perner-Insel. You can purchase a parking ticket for EUR 2, - in the courtyard. The tickets are sold next to the stall selling programmes and is signposted. By purchasing your parking ticket there, you save yourself the way to the ticket machine and can immediately drive out the parking lot following the end of the performance.
When does the box office open on the Perner-Insel?
The box office opens one hour before the start of the performance.
What food is there on offer at the Perner-Insel?
In the courtyard as well as around the Perner-Island, spoil yourself with culinary delights by local restaurateurs before the performance as well as during the performance break.

Venues of the Salzburg Festival